July 2018

Cambridgeshire man jailed for sexually assaulting children over seven-year period

A sexual predator who befriended families to abuse young children has been jailed after being found guilty of sexually assaulting four children over a seven-year period.

Kevin Myson, 45, abused the two boys and two girls between 1998 and 2005.

Myson, of The Homing in Cambridge, was arrested in October 2016 following allegations of non-recent sexual abuse by the victims.

He denied 13 charges of indecent assault of a child, one of indecency with a child, one of rape of a child and two of attempted rape of a child.

On 21 May following a two-week trial at Peterborough Crown Court he was found not guilty of rape of a child and one of the indecent assault charges, but guilty of the remaining 15 offences.

The court heard that Myson deliberately targeted and befriended families with young children and exploited those relationships in order to abuse their children.

On sentencing, His Honour Judge Bridge commended each victim for their bravery and courage. He described Myson as a “predatory and opportunist paedophile.”

At Cambridge Crown Court he was sentenced to 20 years in prison, with an extended licence of eight years.

He will also have an indefinite sexual harm prevention order and be placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life

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